Celebration Event


Bronchial Boogie Children

Some of the children who took part in the project pilot.

To celebrate the success of the Bronchial Boogie Project a social event was held at the Oldham Music Centre on Friday 28 th May 2005.

Most of the children currently enrolled on the project took part and provided musical items on flute, clarinet or cornet.  In addition one group from Parish Church School entertained us with their “Bronchial Boogie Rap.”   The Primary Care Trust, which provides the nurses for the project, was represented by Board Chair Riaz Ahmad, and Dr Eileen Bentley represented the Music Service. Cath Millington, Manager of the Children’s Fund, which supports the project financially, presented all the children with a certificate to mark their participation in the Bronchial Boogie project. The event was well supported by nurses, teachers, parents and friends.

In the same week as the celebration event BBC North West Tonight filmed an item about the success of Bronchial Boogie. Children from Mayfield and Sacred Heart Schools asthma club spoke to reporter Claire Smith and played their flutes.  School nurse Janie Travis and Wendy Andrew from the Music Centre were also interviewed and the item was broadcast in many of the local news bulletins on Tuesday 1 st June.

Bronchial Boogie is one of three projects in the North Region nominated for a Health and Social Care Award in the children’s innovative projects section. The Department of Health promotes this prestigious national award and at the regional final on Monday 7 June Dr Eileen Bentley, Wendy Andrew, and Jonathan Leedale represented the Music Service.  Shauna Dixon and nurses Lynn Daniel, Dilys Proctor and Janie Travis represented the PCT. Oldham Children’s Fund was represented by Bev Jones.